Vicksburg - USA, Mississippi
Vicksburg lies on the Mississippi River, at the mouth of the Yazoo River. Originally settled by the French, it became a Spanish military outpost in 1790 and was renamed Vicksburg in 1825. Because of its strategic location, Vicksburg was besieged for 47 days by General Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War, before surrendering on July 4, 1863. The Old Courthouse (1858) is now a museum displaying Confederate and antebellum Americana. The Vicksburg National Military Park around the city captures a piece of American history. It includes 1,325 historic monuments and markers, 20 miles of reconstructed trenches and earthworks, a 16 mile tour road, antebellum home, 144 emplaced cannon, restored Union gunboat-USS Cairo, and the Vicksburg National Cemetery. There are also several historic mansions and museums that can be visited. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.